Wyo. Senate passes heavily amended bill to cut education funding
February 10, 2017
CHEYENNE – Wyoming school districts would lose 5 percent of the money in their state-provided block grant by the end of the decade under a heavily amended bill that has passed the Senate and been received by the House.
The measure, Senate File 165, is a substitute bill that’s markedly different from its predecessor. It now would cut the block grant funding given to districts by 2.5 percent for the 2018-19 school year and 5 percent by the 2019-2020 school year, as well as freeze transportation and special education spending at 2011-12 and 2015-16 levels, respectively.